February 2, 2015
It was this time last year that my kids and I went to Atlanta, Georgia for a book signing gig in a downtown coffee shop, when I first heard Katy Perry’s song, ‘Roar’. At the time, I didn’t think anything about the song but that I liked it very much. I think we heard the song ten times a day while we were in Atlanta. Now, one year later, I wonder if the song was an omen, was it trying to awaken the tiger mindset within me early in 2014 so I wouldn’t have to suffer.
As mentioned in an earlier blog, my tiger mindset was developed many, many years ago in order for me to survive my lifestyle. Back then, it was not a friendly beast at all but today my cat has mellowed out a good deal mainly because Jesus came back into my life and healed my emotional pain. When my emotional pain resurfaced this fall, I ran to Jesus again, only to have him tell me to resurrect my tiger mindset so I could cope. It was not, so I could beat-up on mankind but so I could deal with another type of beast. I feel bipolar at times because I want to remain friendly, loving and trusting with everyone, but I got to be realistically. The beast I’m referring to is ‘business’. Business is a dog-eat-dog game. Many people in business for themselves are hungry for a piece of you and your work and if they can’t gain from you somehow they turn on you quickly; crushing your spirit. But there are some people in the business world who treat you with respect and form relationships with you; they are the ones that lend helping hands and keep you going.
Back to Katy Perry’s song one year later, after hearing about her Super Bowl performance. I was eager to hear the song again. My tiger mindset was working on my behalf, it is my avatar so to speak, so I pulled up the YouTube video, and I couldn’t believe what I saw. The video made for the song was like watching myself muddle through the business jungle last year. Her acting was the depiction of 2014 as I first began following my marketing representative blindly into the field of promotions, only to have him disappear mid-year. He didn’t quit me, he just left the publishing company so he could work for a family member. My new representative and I didn’t have a bond. We didn’t work well together and we hardly talked at all. I was in the jungle alone and terrified and dealing with people without any advice and by October I felt like road kill.
Then a miracle happened after I started online promotions. God sent me author friends! I had help! I had some people who were walking through the same business minefield as me! Things are different for me now, just like in Katy’s video. I just wish I look that good! LOL. I’ve included the YouTube song and video for you so you could see what I mean. Enjoy it and think of me. God Bless.